Travel booking trends for Mexico and the Caribbean right now
Mexico is one of the destinations that continue to attract visitors during the coronavirus era, new insight from online travel agency shows Cheap Caribbean.
One of the more accessible and rare international destinations where Americans can travel with limited COVID-19 restrictions, Mexico now accounts for 70% of CheapCaribbean bookings, reporting a 20% increase since the start of the pandemic.
The OTA has also noticed a significant increase in last-minute bookings, with more travelers looking to make reservations within 30 days of their stay to give themselves more flexibility as restrictions on coronaviruses change.
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CheapCaribbean is also seeing more and more travelers book extended stays with the option to take work and study with them. In August 2020, stays of 14 nights or more increased 12% year-over-year, reports the OTA.
Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds (65%) of CheapCaribbean’s 2021 bookings come from travelers who have postponed their trip this year due to COVID-19. In comparison, the same percentage (65%) of 2020 bookings are for new trips.
While perhaps riskier, those traveling before the end of 2020 take advantage of low rates at properties in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Properties like Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa and Secrets Maroma Beach are seeing steady demand amid the pandemic, according to CheapCaribbean.